The club was originally formed in the 1950s when it catered for all forms of model making including model engineering, boats, slot cars, model railways and planes. After a period of decline the club was revived in 1979 specially to cater specifically for those interested in Model Engineering and established a 500 foot 3½ inch & 5 inch gauge track in Victoria Park Southport a year later.
The club now has 50 members who range in experience from raw beginners, some of whom have never cut a piece of metal before joining the club, to professional engineers. Whilst the most popular projects are live steam Locos other interests include large scale electric Locos, model traction engines, stationary engines and machining parts for full size gliders. The club has recently commenced a major project to erect of a clubhouse at the Victoria Park site, future plans (dreams?) include a track extension and a ground level 7¼ inch gauge track.
Meetings are held on Wednesday evenings throughout the year and new members and visitors are always welcome. In addition members can often be found at the track site on Sunday afternoons giving rides to members of the public (weather permitting) and with their portable track at local exhibitions and fetes.
For further information contact any member at their exhibition stand or contact the chairman Jeremy Petrie on 01772 760712 (during office hours) or 0973 214644 anytime.
C/O. Riversway Model Engineering Supplies
Unit 19, Riversway Workshops
TEL/FAX +44 1772 760712
Jeremy Petrie email@example.com
Chairman Southport Model Engineering Club
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